Leeds Cemetery, Darien,CT
These records have been contributed by Fairfield County, CT researcher Barbara Kaye. The data has been collected from several sources, including the Hale Cemetery Collection (see history, below). In addition, thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteer photographer, Carl Myers, digital photographs of the headstones in this cemetery are available to be sent via email. Please send you requests to Barbara Kaye. Refer to the numbers preceding the names below when requesting photos of your ancestors' headstones. Thanks for all your hard work, Carl.
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The Charles R. Hale Collection of Headstone Inscriptions resides at the Connecticut State Library. Charles Hale was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In 1916, he became involved in locating and decorating the graves of Revolutionary and Civil War veterans in his home town of Rocky Hill. In order to make it easier to find these graves, he decided to record each veteran's name, date of death and military service. He was persuaded by State Librarian George S. Godard to search also for veterans of other wars.
In 1919, the General Assembly made an appropriation to carry on this work throughout the State. In 1933 and 1934, with grants from the F.E.R.A. andthe W.P.A., Mr. Hale began copying and indexing the essential information from every headstone in the State. Two copies of these listings were deposited in the State Library. Records for individual towns were made available to libraries and historical societies throughout Connecticut.
Note: These records may contain errors in dates or names. Some errors were made either at the time of the survey of the cemeteries or during thetranscription in 1935. One common error in reading old headstones is mistaking a four for a one. We have tried very hard to avoid creating new errors during the retyping of this data for the internet. In addition, we have attempted to correct some of the original errors, either by revisiting these cemeteries or by recalculating dates or ages based on known dates of birth for some of these people. However, some of the stones that were legible in 1934 are either missing or no longer legible.
I have also attempted to identify these people, using census and other vital records. Anything added within brackets like these [ ] indicates a suggestion as to the identity of the person. If a wife's name does not include a separate surname, it is not known at this time. Many couples in early Darien were second or third cousins with the same surname. There are many surnames that have several alternate spellings. (See spellings for a list of common surnames and their alternate spellings.) Some people appear in more than one listing because some graves were moved to newer cemeteries, new stones were carved, and the old stones were left behind. Although much of the data on the various families in early Darien is accurate, there will always be errors, many of which are found in published genealogies. It is recommended that you write to the Town Clerk's office for death or birth certificates for your ancestors. If you have documentation that supplies any missing information or corrects an error, please email Barbara Kaye.
Leeds Cemetery - 405-13
On Hoyt Street, near the Holmes School
Copied by W. D. Byrnes Nov. 21, 1934
Digital photos taken, Dec. 2005
Condition: Fair to poor -- Many stones now barely legible
2984 Stevens, Darius, born
2983 Stevens, Julia A., [wife of Darius Stevens] daughter of Joseph Gray [& Hannah Leeds],
Finch, Abigail Hoyt, wife of James, died Dec. 3, 1863, age 76 yrs. 10 mos. [daughter of Jesse Hoyt & Lydia Ferris]
2877 Somerville, Charles, [born]
2877 Somerville, Annie L. Ingersoll, wife of Charles, born
[daughter of Simon Ingersoll & Ellen Frances Hoyt]
2878 Hoyt, Charles E., died
Elihu Hoyt & Abigail Burns]
2878 Hoyt, Hannah, wife of Charles E., died
daughter of Nathan Slawson & Mary Stevens]
2879 Crocum, John H., son of John & Rebecca, died
2880 Crocum, Annabelle, daughter of John & Rebecca, died
age 2 yrs. 10 mos.
son of Cary Leeds and Ann Harris]
Moses Williams and Martha Robins]
John Leeds and Honor Williams]
age 5 yrs. 5 mos. 15 days.
2982 Gray, Hannah, wife of Joseph, died
Israel Leeds & Elizabeth Knapp]
Gray, Cary H., died Feb. 16, 1836, age 35 yrs. [Cary Holly Gray, son of Joseph Gray & Hannah Leeds, and first husband of Sarah Jeanette Gorham (Gray Hoyt)]
2981 Gray, Joseph, died
2980 Gray, Joseph A.[Alfred], died
2977 Porter, Hannah Mariah, daughter of Daniel & Rebecca A., died 1856, age 22 yrs.
2979 Porter, Daniel, died 1833, age 42 yrs.
2978 Porter, George Morrisson, son of Daniel & Rebecca, died 1831, age 4 yrs.
2912 Thorp, Charles, died
Edward Thorpe & Sarah Waterbury]
2918 Gardiner, Mary, wife of Michael Gardiner, of
2885 Husted, Mary, daughter of Jonathan & Abigail [
2884 Husted, Abigail, wife of Jonathan, died
daughter of Israel Leeds & Elizabeth Knapp]
2883 Husted, Jonathan, died
& Sarah Waterbury]
2876 Ingersoll, Simon, born
2876 Ingersoll, Ellen F. Hoyt, his wife, born
Hoyt, daughter of Charles Edward Hoyt & Hannah Slawson]
Ingersoll, Emma A., child of Simon & Fanny [Hoyt], died June 25, 1863, age 4 mos. 20 days.
Ingersoll, Charles W., child of Simon & Fanny [Hoyt], died Apr. 25, 1864, age 19 days.
2875 Walker, Esther E., born 1849, died 1930.
2875 Walker, Albert O., child of Robert O. & Esther E., born 1874, died 1911.
2875 Walker, Howard, born 1891, died 1891, child of Robert O. & Esther E.
2875 Walker, Harold, child of Robert O. & Esther E., born 1891, died 1891.
Brown, Lavina, wife of Bernice, died Apr. 1863, age 52 yrs. [Lavinia Leeds, daughter of Cary Leeds, Jr. and Ann Harris] [Note: Bernice is her husband’s actual name according to the marriage records of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Stamford, CT]
Henry Weed & Sarah ?]
Weed, James E., died Feb. 2, 1857, age 37 yrs. 8 mos.
Weed, William H., died Dec. 12, 1848, age 47 yrs. 6 mos. 2 days.
Wilson, George Charlesworth, born Apr. 25, 1846, died Sept. 7, 1911. (Civil War)
Wilson, Sarah Catherine, wife of George Charlesworth.
2899 Weed, Theodore E., died
son of Henry Weed & Sarah ?]
2899 Weed, G. E., died in
son of Henry Weed & Sarah ?]
2900 Weed, Frederick A., died
2901 Weed, Sarah, relict of Henry, died
2902 Weed, Henry, died
2903 Weed, Harriet Eliza, daughter of Henry & Sarah, died
2976 Buxton, James Sylvester, son of Alfred & Sally, died
2973 Buxton, Sally M., wife of Joseph A., died
2974/5 Buxton, Jane N., wife of Joseph A., born
2972 Buxton, Charlotte Gray, born
Buxton & Sally M. Wilmot]
Weed, Elizabeth, wife of Joel, died Dec. 23, 1829, age 82 yrs. [Elizabeth Hoyt, daughter of Nathaniel Hoyt
and Elizabeth Leeds]
Weed, Anson, died Jan. 1, 1811 age 23 yrs. [son of Joel Weed and Elizabeth Hoyt]
Weed, Sgt. Joel, Rev. War, 1st
2919 Hoyt, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel [& Elizabeth Leeds], died
2920 Hoyt, Martha, daughter of Nathaniel [& Elizabeth Leeds], died
2921 Hoyt, Elizabeth, wife of Nathaniel, died
Cary Leeds & Martha Holly]
2922 Hoyt, Nathaniel, died
Hoyt, Cary, son of Nathaniel [& Elizabeth Leeds], born Jan. 26, 1753, died Aug. 31, 1831.
2923 Hoyt, Capt. Ebenezer, died
2924 Hoyt, Rhoda, died
Hoyt, Melicent, died Feb. 3, 1844, age 84 yrs. [daughter of Nathaniel Hoyt & Elizabeth Leeds]
2874 Weed, Evans, died
2873 Weed, Annie E., wife of Alfred, died
2872 Weed, Alfred, Civil War. Co. C, 10th Regt. Conn. Vols., died
Leeds Hannah Maria, daughter of Charles & Hannah, born
[Hannah Hoyt, daughter of John Hoyt & Ruth Scofield]
Broadway, Caroline Rosanna, daughter of Charles Thorpe [
Broadway, William Henry, husband of Caroline Rosina, born
2926 Weed, Henry, died
2925 Weed, Sarah, wife of Henry, died
daughter of Elisha Leeds & Sarah Thorpe]
2867 Wilmot, David W. W., died
2866 Fairchild, Ogden, died
2865 Fairchild, Hannah, wife of
2864 Buxton, Mary E., born
Joseph A. Buxton & Sally M. Wilmot]
2868 Wilmot, James Lewis, born
2868 Wilmot, Cornelia E. Noyes, his wife, born
& Mary Elizabeth Waterbury]
2862 Wessels, Hannah, wife of
2863 Wessels, Lawrence, died
Wessels, William C., son of Lawrence & Hannah, died
2856 Wessels, Ammi L., Co. A. 28th Regt. Conn. Vols., died
[son of Lawrence Wessels & Hannah ?]
2928 Mead, Francelia Ferris, [widow of Theodore Ferris & wife of Humphrey D. Mead]
born 1831, died 1916. [daughter of Harvey Richards & Harriet ?]
2928 Richards, Harriet, born 1797, died 1872.
2928 Requa, Adeline, born 1817, died 1889. [daughter of Harvey Richards & Harriet ?]
2855 Richards, Harriet, wife of
2846 Barrett, Rosaline Richards, [wife of James C.] born 1825, died 1897. [daughter of Harvey Richards & Harriet ?]
2847 Barrett, Rosie F.[
2849 Haight, James Ogden, son of James P. & Mary E. Haight, died
2848/51 Haight, James P., died
2848/51 Haight, Mary E., wife of James P., died
[daughter of Thomas Purdy Dixon & Catherine
2853/4 Weed, Abigail, widow of Rufus, died
Abraham Leeds and Mary Holly] [top half of stone now broken and laying on the ground]
Zwart, Pieter Albertus, son of Pieter & Anna, died
Zwart, Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Pieter & Anna, died Aug.23, 1895, age 2 yrs. 6 mos. 18 days.
Zwart, Gerard Johannes, son of Pieter & Anna, died
2845 Brooks, Elizabeth E., wife of Charles, died
2844 Brooks, John R., born in
2843 Northrop, Cornelia A., died
& Emeline Scofield]
Northrop, Josephine, died Apr. 28, 1899, age 46 yrs. 4 mos. 10 days. [daughter of Henry Northrup & Emeline Scofield]
2841 Northrop, Charles, died
Northrop, Henry, died Feb. 15, 1905, age 80 yrs. 11 mos. 1 day.
Northrop, Emeline, wife of Henry, died June 23, 1876, age 54 yrs. [Emeline Scofield, daughter of Alvah Scofield & Polly Wilmot]
2839 Northrop, George W., born
2839 Northrop, Mary E., his wife, born
probably daughter of George Lockwood & Mary E. ?] [stone almost completely illegible]
Davis, Frederick A., son of George & Ann A., died